I'm a big fan of breathing. You're probably the same. But would you pay a buck for a minute's worth of "flavoured" oxygen? Sydney's newest bar is built on that premise.
Oxygen bars aren't a new phenomenon per se (the above photo's from a London oxygen bar), but Sydney Morning Herald reporter Amanda Hoh took one for the team yesterday testing out the O2 Bar at Sydney's Darling Harbour Harbourside shopping centre. The bar sells a hit of flavoured 90 per cent oxygen — a much higher concentration than in regular air — for $1. Call me picky, but when I'm out and about shopping, I'm generally not thinking about getting intubated in the manner of an emergency room patient. Am I missing something? [SMH]